The challenges of finding the right hair loss treatment
Hair loss treatments come in all different shapes and sizes including medicines, vitamins and supplements, oils, shampoos and everything in between. However, not every treatment is backed by scientific research, so it’s important to understand what evidence there is behind each option.
In addition, not all treatments work for everyone and even with scientifically proven treatments aimed at the correct underlying cause of hair loss, the success of the treatment can still be determined by your genetics and lifestyle factors.
For example, a common and proven hair loss ingredient is topical Minoxidil – which is known as Regaine in the UK – and many scientific studies indicate that Minoxidil has no effect on 20% of the global population. This is because their genetics simply do not respond to this ingredient and therefore there is no positive effect on treating hair loss.